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The political mind : a cognitive scientist's guide to your brain and its politics

Author: George Lakoff
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In What's the Matter with Kansas?, Thomas Frank pointed out that a great number of Americans actually vote against their own interests. In The Political Mind, George Lakoff explains why.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Lakoff
ISBN: 0143115685 9780143115687 9780670019274 0670019275
OCLC Number: 276819852
Notes: Originally published in hardcover under title: Political mind : why you can't understand 21st-century politics with an 18th-century brain, by Viking in 2008.
"With a new preface"--Cover.
Description: xxi, 292 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : brain change and social change --
How the brain shapes the political mind --
Anna Nicole on the brain --
The political unconscious --
The brain's role in family values --
The brain's role in political ideologies --
Political challenges for the twenty-first-century mind --
A new consciousness --
Traumatic ideas : the War on Terror --
Framing reality : privateering --
Fear of framing --
Confronting stereotypes : sons of the welfare queen --
Aim above the bad apples --
Cognitive policy --
Contested concepts everywhere --
The technical is the political --
Exploring the political brain --
The problem of self-interest --
The metaphors defining rational action --
Why hawks win --
The brain's language --
Language in the new enlightenment --
Afterword : what if it works? --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: George Lakoff.
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In What's the Matter with Kansas?, Thomas Frank pointed out that a great number of Americans actually vote against their own interests. In The Political Mind, George Lakoff explains why.

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